The Demostat Research Center said on Wednesday that about a third of Serbians want to join the European Union with 51 percent opposed.
According to the Demostat poll, 34 percent of Serbians would vote yes at a referendum on joining the EU, 51 percent would vote no and 17 percent think some concessions should be made to advance towards membership, a presentation of the results was told.
The poll also showed that 58 percent do not think Serbia should align its policies with the EU compared to 33 percent who think it should. A large percentage (40%) think Serbia should side with one of the two global blocks while 37 percent said it should not side with anyone. Demostat’s Srecko Mihajlovic said that 81 percent of the polled want Serbia to maintain neutrality and 80 percent think it should not impose sanctions on Russia.
The poll of 1,203 people showed that 46 percent trust President Aleksandar Vucic while former presidential candidate Zdravko Ponos and Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic had the trust of six percent each while 27 percent said they don’t trust any politician.
Demostat’s Zoran Panovic told the presentation that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of 45 percent of Serbians, recalling that Vucic won major support for himself by invoking Putin’s name.
The poll showed that Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency member Milorad Dodik is the second most popular Serb politician.